This website monitors the 5G market, assessing progress towards EU policy goals such as the 5G Action Plan, the 5G Security Toolbox and the Digital Decade. We examine issues including 5G coverage; spectrum awards; adoption by new vertical industries like factories and agriculture; and public policies to stimulate 5G’s growth.

Our main focus is 5G in Europe, but we also examine major international markets like the USA, Japan, China and South Korea. Every quarter we produce a detailed report analysing recent developments.

Latest News in Europe

5G Observatory releases new July 2022 report

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and internationally.

Political agreement reached on the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have reached a political agreement on the programme.

Telia says it covers 1/3rd of Estonia’s population with 5G

Estonian operator Telia says it now operates 204 5G base stations and is using its newly acquired spectrum licences in the 3.6 GHz band.

Cosmote says its 5G network now covers 70% of Greece’s population

The Greek mobile network operator says it expects its network to cover 80% of the population by the end of this year.

Frankfurt Airport and NTT to build “Europe’s largest” private 5G network

Work on building 5G infrastructure for the project is due to begin in the third quarter of this year.

Telefónica and Ericsson complete 5G network slicing demo

The companies have also agreed to share their findings with the GSMA and the wider industry.

Report: Private 4G/5G equipment market slowing

Telecom market analyst Dell’Oro Group says the private wireless radio access network (RAN) market is developing at a slower pace than expected.

Telefónica says its 5G network now reaches 50% of Germany’s population

The mobile network provider says it has reached its target six months ahead of schedule.

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner to bring 5G to space

The three companies say they will conduct tests involving non-terrestrial 5G networks connected to smartphones.

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Latest News outside Europe

5G Observatory releases new July 2022 report

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and internationally.

BT to deploy a 5G private network at the port of Tyne

Broadband provider BT has announced it will build a private network at the north-eastern port of Tyne in Britain.

Report: Private 4G/5G equipment market slowing

Telecom market analyst Dell’Oro Group says the private wireless radio access network (RAN) market is developing at a slower pace than expected.

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner to bring 5G to space

The three companies say they will conduct tests involving non-terrestrial 5G networks connected to smartphones.

all news outside Europe
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